History Research Guide
Writing and Citing Sources
Good citations should clearly spell out the sources you have used, and make it easy for readers of your paper to track down the works you have consulted. For guidance on constructing references, try our Citation Builder and/or consult the style manuals below (the print versions provide the most complete information about writing, plagiarism, and citing sources in a wide variety of formats).
If you are writing for a class, ask your instructor which style manual is preferred. If you are writing for publication, find out what style your publisher requires.
and Documenting Sources (Purdue Online Writing Lab)
Electronic Information in History Papers
A Brief Citation Guide for Internet Sources in History and the Humanities
Tools For Creating Citations
See schedule for Workshops on Citation Management tools.
The library supports a variety of tools that help you keep track of information sources, and cite them correctly. These include:
Builder (from LOBO)
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